Historic Houses of Pennsauken Open for “First Sundays”

The great traditions of Pennsauken’s homes for history continue on Sunday, Aug. 6!

From noon to 4:00 p.m., Griffith Morgan House, located on Griffith Morgan Lane off River Rd., will host the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment of the American Revolution. These brave militia men have left home and farm to assemble in defense of our liberty and they will be looking for young recruits to march alongside them as they prepare to meet the invading Redcoats, the mercenary Hessians, and the treacherous Tories! The camp followers of the stalwart militia will make good use of the hearth and pantry of Griffith Morgan House to prepare a wholesome meal for the sustenance of the soldiers. Our own volunteer docents of the historic house will also offer free tours of the house and museum so all can learn the story of these early settlers of our township.

Meanwhile, at historic Burrough-Dover House off Haddonfield Rd. on Burrough-Dover Lane, the historic home of the Quaker Burrough family will welcome visitors to tour the house, the museum, and the beautiful grounds for a perfect August afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The summer will be fast dwindling when the two homes for history open again on Sunday, Sept. 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. On that first Sunday in September, an exhibit of memorabilia of Labor Day and its founder, Peter J. McGuire, will be on display at Griffith Morgan House. McGuire, founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners who first suggested the creation of a Labor Day holiday, lies buried and memorialized at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken. Mark the occasion with a historic visit to the Memorial and then visit our homes for history: Griffith Morgan House and Burrough-Dover House!

On all “First Sundays” and special events, both Griffith Morgan House and Burrough-Dover House will be open for free guided tours and the lovely grounds of both sites are perfect for a picnic and outdoor play. Plenty of free parking is available at both houses.

Burrough-Dover House is located at 9201 Burrough-Dover Lane off Haddonfield Rd., opposite the Wyndam Rd. traffic light. Griffith Morgan House is located at 243 Griffith Morgan Lane, off River Rd. between Delair and Route 73.

Visit the Griffith Morgan House and Pennsauken Historical Society pages, or the group “Pennsauken History Forum” on Facebook for more details or directions. Interested parties can also call (856) 486-9561 or e-mail pennsaukenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. Be sure to contact Pennsauken Historical Society or Griffith Morgan Committee about volunteer opportunities!

Both Burrough-Dover House and Griffith Morgan House are also open for tours, events and research by prior appointment.

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